In October, Waterfront Seattle launched construction efforts on Pike Street east of I-5, marking the latest phase of the Pike Pine Streetscape and Bicycle Improvements project. The work will span from Boren Avenue to Bellevue Avenue, and promises to make downtown more inviting and accessible.
Originally launched by DSA as the Pike Pine Renaissance, this collaborative effort also involves the City of Seattle’s Office of the Waterfront and Civic Projects, and the Seattle Department of Transportation.
The project will enhance east-west connections between the waterfront and the surrounding neighborhoods, offering a vibrant pedestrian experience and seamless access to the new waterfront. Improvements include wider sidewalks buffering pedestrians from freeway traffic and noise, higher railings with integrated lighting on the bridges over I-5, increased landscaping and improved protected bike lanes.
This is the first step toward making Pike and Pine one-way streets from First Avenue to Bellevue Avenue, with Pike Street one way eastbound and Pine Street one way west bound. By switching to one-way streets east of Ninth Avenue, pedestrians and bikes will enjoy more room, and all users will enjoy a safer, more pleasant experience.
Stay informed about the project’s progress and any potential disruptions through Waterfront Seattle’s weekly updates.